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If we showed you an independent research source that reveals how a $32,500 Chevy Volt earns back the difference and then saves you $6,000 in five years ownership time compared to a $21,400 Chevy Cruze, would you be interested? Before we get to that, if you’re just beginning to look into alternative energy vehicles, a […]

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Toyota’s hybrid vehicle battery life tends to be a lengthy one and the automaker is stepping up its efforts to recycle them. The hybrid batteries used in Toyota and Lexus models can last longer the vehicles themselves, so often they are only recovered when the cars reach the end of their useful life, or if […]

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Eight Prius plug-in hybrids are on their way toward London’s streets as taxis. Openstart Ltd. has ordered the rechargeable hatchbacks, making them available to private hire operators for the first time through the Public Carriage Office (PCO). Toyota said the Prius plug-in has the potential to offer hours of emissions-free driving around the British capital, […]

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Toyota Canada has reached the milestone of having sold 100,000 hybrids in Canada since the introduction of the first Prius fifteen years ago. Not surprisingly considering Toyota has created the niche, of all the hybrids sold in Canada since 2000, more than three quarters come from Toyota and Lexus. “The fuel needed by Toyota hybrids […]

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The Prius is California’s car, we’ve known this for a few years. Almost a full two months after our 2013 Dashboard was released, Toyota confirmed February 18 the Prius took home the gold in 2013 as the most popular vehicle-line in the Golden State for the second year in a row. The Prius Family (Prius […]

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Toyota’s Prius family was awarded for a second year in a row the Consumer Guide Editors’ Choice Best Buy. Among its annual Best Buys, Consumer Guide Automotive picks a vehicle that stands out above the rest—regardless of class—with its Editors’ Choice Best Buy award; its editors chose the Prius family once again. The publication explained […]

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As of yet Toyota’s Prius Plug-in Hybrid is available in 14 key states, but that did not stop it in August from setting its second-best sales month of 1,791 units sold – a level to which the 50-state Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt are more accustomed. This volume was a more-than-doubling from July’s 817 units sold, […]

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Plug-in electrified vehicles finished up in a nascent market, with the Chevrolet Volt leading a top three-list including also the Prius plug-in hybrid and all-electric Nissan Leaf. November’s Volt sales lull of 1,519 units was a cause of concern for Volt fans, but the car was back over 2,000 sales again for December with 2,633 […]

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Toyota – after years of doggedly stating that the Prius hybrid system was not compatible with a plug-in system, and repeatedly warning that lithium-battery-powered plug-in hybrids were too costly and the technology unproven – began delivering the Prius Plug-in Hybrid in March. Easily the most recognized hybrid on American roads, Toyota’s hybrid followers are cheering […]

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